Spot the Frankfurt plane-spotter
28 / 07 / 2016
Plane-spotters worldwide can now rejoice. Frankfurt airport’s famous viewing area has reopened.
One of the most popular leisure attractions in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region is now once again available for tourists and local residents to enjoy.
Right in the middle of the summer season, the Visitors’ Terrace at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) will open today (Thursday July 28), and everyone who is fascinated by the world of aviation is encouraged to visit it.
Having received a thorough facelift in recent months, the airport’s observation deck in Terminal 2 will now once again provide “thrilling views of aircraft landing and taking off and the bustling activity on the apron at one of the world’s foremost aviation hubs”, said Fraport.
Since its first inauguration in 1994, Frankfurt’s visitors’ terrace has been a “magnet for tourists, local residents, and aviation enthusiasts alike”, attracting up to 2,700 guests every day.
Covering 1,800 sq m, the Visitors’ Terrace has room to accommodate up to 800 guests at once. Its redesign has included the addition of a modern reception and attractive new flooring in the outdoor area.
Comfortable seating, partly in the sun and partly shaded by pavilions, helps make the time spent on the terrace even more enjoyable and relaxing. A new stainless steel wire mesh fence with apertures for taking pictures has also been installed. Because of the new protective fence, guests now no longer need to clear a security check.
The Visitors’ Terrace will now be open from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 6 pm, and until 7 pm on weekends, on holidays in the German state of Hesse, and during some special events at the airport.
Final admission is 30 minutes before closing time. A day pass costs €3 per person, with children younger than four and disabled persons with proof of status, along with an authorised escort, being admitted free. Families and other groups can purchase five day passes for the price of four (€12 euros).
Complete information on the terrace and available tours can be found on the Internet here.